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  1. Strange, I used the upgrade route from 8.1 and...

    Strange, I used the upgrade route from 8.1 and all my programs, including MS Office worked perfectly with no registration issues.
  2. Thread: XP Home reinstall

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    Coochin,, I'm afraid you're wrong. I tried to use...

    Coochin,, I'm afraid you're wrong. I tried to use the correct key (from the label on the machine) together with a generic version of XP Home but it wasn't accepted,
    I have now solved the problem,...
  3. Thread: XP Home reinstall

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    Chris, Thanks for your advice. I run Linux...

    Chris,

    Thanks for your advice. I run Linux Mint on a Samsung NC10 I had spare, but this Dell belongs to a friend who is not computer literate, so I wanted to reinstall what she's used to.
    I've...
  4. Thread: XP Home reinstall

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    I'd like to give MS a try but the phone no on the...

    I'd like to give MS a try but the phone no on the activation screen only connects with the automated system and I can't get to speak to a live rep.
    Anyone got a solution?
  5. Thread: XP Home reinstall

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    I successfully loaded XP Home from the...

    I successfully loaded XP Home from the recommended iso, but it won't accept my authorisation code, even though it's the one on the label on the back of the laptop. Seems like I'll have to telephone...
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    Drew, If I right click on the start I see a...

    Drew, If I right click on the start I see a control panel entry but it's empty. Similarly for some of the other entries.
  7. Thread: XP Home reinstall

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    Thanks Sudo15. I'll give it a go and feedback the...

    Thanks Sudo15. I'll give it a go and feedback the result.
  8. Thread: XP Home reinstall

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    XP Home reinstall

    I've just inherited a Dell Inspiron 6000 with a defective HDD. I've got a fresh drive and need to install XP Home, which the machine has the authorisation code for.
    All I have is an XP Pro DVD from...
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    Drew, As I said I reloaded 8.1 from my image,...

    Drew,

    As I said I reloaded 8.1 from my image, had to adjust the partitions first to get rid of the recovery partition and I reloaded the original MBR as well. I dual boot with W7 and I had to use...
  10. I also am currently booting Windows 10 TP and...

    I also am currently booting Windows 10 TP and Windows 7 without any problems. I was already dual booting W7 with W8.1 and used the upgrade install method for W10. I had to use EBCD to sort out the...
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    I upgraded from 8.1 to 10 and most of my programs...

    I upgraded from 8.1 to 10 and most of my programs survived the 'upgrade'. One that didn't was Taskbar Tweaker, but I didn't use it for much, only a few cosmetic changes like adding seconds to the...
  12. Thread: Visual C++

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    Visual C++

    After several windows updates I now find I have many versions of Visual C++ on my 8.1 system.

    1 x 2005
    4 x 2008
    2 x 2010
    1 x 2012

    Can I safely uninstall earlier versions leaving only the...
  13. [SOLVED] Thanks jwitalka, the second monitor was...

    Thanks jwitalka, the second monitor was disconnected a long time ago.

    However I have found a solution, the Nvidia control panel includes second monitor details and has allowed me to remove it.
    ...
  14. [SOLVED] Browni, you appear to be right. Some time ago a...

    Browni, you appear to be right.
    Some time ago a small vga monitor was used in addition o the main hdmi unit.

    Now I'm stuck as to how to remove the second monitor, all my attempts in device...
  15. [SOLVED] Mouse Pointer getting lost off right side of screen

    The mouse pointer used to stop at the edges of my screen on W7 Ultimate.
    Now it still does on the left edge, but vanishes into the distance off the right side.
    I can't find any settings in Mouse in...
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    I use 360 Total Security as AV and the program...

    I use 360 Total Security as AV and the program includes some effective clean-up tools I wouldn't normally use.
    So far I've had no problems.
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    [SOLVED] Thanks for that, orangehat, it might have applied...

    Thanks for that, orangehat, it might have applied to W2000 in the article, but it worked a treat in W8.1
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    [SOLVED] Windows script host access disabled

    I'm having problems with some programs on Win8.1 because windows script host access is disabled.

    I use Foolish IT's Crypto prevent and assumed this was causing the problem, but removing the...
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    [SOLVED] I checked everything I could think of with no...

    I checked everything I could think of with no success, then I restarted in safe mode (amazed to find F8 worked while booting, like it used to in W7).
    Installed/updated MBAE ok then, so I must have...
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    [SOLVED] I do download to a specific directory, I get the...

    I do download to a specific directory, I get the error after I double click the .exe file.
    I tried copying the installer to C: drive but I get the same error message when I run it.
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    [SOLVED] Can't update Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit.

    I'm running MBAE 1.03 on Win8.1 and when I run the latest version installer to update to 1.04 I get an error message

    'Unable to execute file in the temporary directory. Setup aborted.
    Error...
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    I agree.

    I agree.
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    I hadn't thought of not having a pagefile, as I...

    I hadn't thought of not having a pagefile, as I said I was experimenting 'for the sake of it' in the hopes of speeding my system up.
    I decided the snags arising from the setting up of the RAMdisk...
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    As I said, I was experimenting, hoping to find...

    As I said, I was experimenting, hoping to find ways to speed up windows.
    Also you misread my reply, it was an HDD, not an SSD I ended up setting a dedicated partition on. The SSD was dedicated to C:...
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    I don't understand your question. RAM is...

    I don't understand your question. RAM is hardware, but it needs software for some of it to be accessed by an operating system. This software is usually loaded at boot time.
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